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Auxilliaries/Ministries of Bethlehem Baptist Church

Bethlehem Baptist Church is the oldest edifice in the Newton County African-American community. It is located in the heart of the historical district in the city of Covington, Georgia. It was established in 1849 with Reverend Toney Baker serving as the pastor.

The church functions to serve a diverse congregation through an organizational structure of ministries, auxiliaries, fellowship groups, boards, and committees (standing/ad hoc). All of these groups function to visibly fulfill the motto and mission of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Please take a moment to view our various list of ministries that are offered at the church.

Ministries of Bethlehem Baptist Church

The Pastoral Ministry
The pastor and associates are spiritual faith leaders who seek to teach and counsel the congregation in preparation for the church to fulfill its vision and mission.


The Deacon Ministry
The deacons serve and assist the pastor and the parishioners. Ultimately, the Deacon Ministry maintains the integrity of the vision and mission.

The Trustee Ministry
The trustees give of their time, talent, and financial expertise to care for the maintenance and operation of the church and its programs and ministries. The trustees assume the responsibility of authorizing the disbursement of funds committed to them by the parishioners.

The Mother Ministry
The mothers are a combined group of committed and experienced Christian women who are role models for the young mothers and those young ladies who are anticipating motherhood. It is the responsibility of the Mother Ministry to demonstrate and to teach the role of the mother within the family structure. The mothers keep the pastor uplifted and covered in prayer, actively support his ministerial vision, and prepare the Lord's Supper.

The Missionary Society
The Missionary Society is committed to teaching and spreading the gospel and enlisting services to aid neighbors who are experiencing crises. Missionaries also support non-profitable organizations to foster education, secure housing, supply food banks, and assess the needs of those who are sick and disabled.

The Red Circle
The Red Circle is a group of young people in training to carry out the efforts of the Missionary Society.

Bible Study (Adult/Youth)
Bible Study is an opportunity for Christians to reach in-depth understanding of the Bible. It is a time for questions to be answered; doctrines to be explained; and clarity to our commitment to walk in His footsteps.


Sunday School
Sunday School is an intergenerational approach with a specific purpose and focus. The lessons are designed to engage age appropriate application and behavior in a contemporary society.

The Music Ministry
The music ministry consists of the The Senior Choir, The Gospel Choir, The Male Chorus, The Youth Choir, The Mass Choir and The Praise Team. Each choir has its own uniqueness. This organizational structure is designed to address the spiritual needs of a diverse congregation. The Praise Team is a group of voices in harmony to engage parishioners in praise prior to the Worship Service.

The Usher Board (Senior/Youth)
Ushers generate the atmosphere of courtesy to ensure that all parishioners have a genuine and personal worship experience. Ushers are dedicated to God and to the task of attending to details, seating, and movement in the order of worship.

The Nurses Guild
Nurses are on duty to provide attention to minor mishaps, handle crisis situations, and to offer assistance in administering non-prescription medication.

The Service Guild
The Service Guild extends a helping hand to new members in their quest to seek involvement in the total church program.

Church Prison Ministry
The ministry's primary focus is to equip individuals in the ministry and provide avenues for re-entering society.
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